I quit my job and learnt a few things

25/05/2016





I quit my job 3 weeks ago. I was having panic attacks every day before work and constantly moaning about how much I hate it there: the people were, and still are great but there was just something about that place that made me feel uneasy and uncomfortable.
I went to the doctors prior quitting to see if he could help me at all. He didn't. It seemed like he didn't take me or my problems seriously and disregarded it all completely, and then offered me contraception because yanno he won't take my anxiety or ~depression~ serious enough to help but GOD FORBID I have children. hahah what a knob. I can't even justify it by saying "He's only doing his job" cause that was the problem.. he was doing the complete opposite of his job that day.

Anyway, I felt my only option was to quit, so I did. Straight after the doctors, I text my manager (who knew what was going on and was very helpful) and explained what had happened. She completely understood and that was that. Since quitting my job, it gave me the opportunity to double down on my writing: I already had paid offers whilst I was working but could never accept because I literally had no time to do them. So I decided to go full time on my blog and it was the BEST thing I've ever done so here's a few things I've learnt from this experience:

1. Your stationary addiction isn't that bad. Those diaries and notebooks you bought and haven't used yet? They will come in so handy! I've gotten through 3 notebooks and have 2 separate diaries to keep on top of everything and I still want more (not coz I need them obvs, cause I'm a stationary addict and need rehab asap)

2. When you get onto the right path the universe will reward you! No like seriously, it may seem a bit la-de-da BUT since I quit my job and gone full time blogging I've had so many offers and opportunities showing me that THIS WAS THE RIGHT CHOICE SO STOP WORRYING and it's been pretty overwhelming that omg this is actually my life and my job and I'm so happy right now.

3. You should NEVER let your job make you feel like shit. I'm not saying quit your job if you hate it because sadly you probably have bills to pay and what not BUT 
(and that but is bigger than Kim K's and Nicki Minaj's put together) if it is making you MENTALLY UNWELL: panic attacks, depressed, anxious then find a way to quit asap because it will only get worse!

4. I'm actually not lazy. Like okay, I'm lazy when it comes to learning how to cook proper meals, actually cooking proper meals, making me and bae cups of tea etc. etc. But this girl's got drive!
I didn't realise how ambitious, motivated and hard working I actually am until I had to set my own work schedule (which I never keep to cause I'm always working overtime lol) 

5. You have to set yourself rules and boundaries. I'm still working on this one but like I said before, I do way more overtime than I should (I'm talking staying up til 1am still doing some sort of work) and my social media obsession has TRIPLED (but so have my views so there's that.) But I think writing down working hours and taking at least an hour away from ALL technology is massive necessity when it comes to full time blogging/working from home. Me and bae have been going for morning strolls down the beach every day which is great because I love the sea and always feel inspired afterwards.

This may not be ~extremely~ helpful for you guys but I want to know one thing you done that terrified you but enhanced your life in the end?


10 comments

  1. At least I can now justify having so much stationary. It has definitely come in handy for my job.
    Vanisha xo
    www.thelifeofvanisha.com

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    1. Haha, one can NEVER have too much stationary Vanisha. (there's no such thing in my mind) xx

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  2. I love this post! Especially #3! I caNY tell you how many times I came home crying, cause I hated my job! (Was a school bus driver!) Just knowing I had to go back the next day, made me feel ill!

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    1. aw Stephanie :( You should never let your job make you feel that way! I hope you're not there anymore? x

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  3. I love this post! Especially #3! I caNY tell you how many times I came home crying, cause I hated my job! (Was a school bus driver!) Just knowing I had to go back the next day, made me feel ill!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie, sorry you had to go through that. Have you found a job that you enjoy more, now? xx

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  4. I love this!!!! I've always suffered with mental health issues, I quit a job on first day, I turn down job interviews, however I'm trying to push myself and recently got myself a job! I hated the first shift and wanted to quit, but my second shift was good! I understand if a job is bringing me so much misery that it affects my mental health then there's no point sticking with it!
    Becky Shannon xx - Life-by-Becky

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    1. Good on you, I say Becky! You obviously know what's right for you and what isn't and I have massive respect for that! You go girl xx

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  5. Such a good post - definitely motivating me to work towards blogging and writing full time. xx

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    1. i'm glad you enjoyed reading and found it helpful Dani xx

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